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Purex Complete 3-In-One Laundry Sheets

1 rating: 4.0
One sheet that combines detergent, softener and anti-static.

Product Features Simply drop laundry sheet into washer, the detergent is released during the wash cycle. Once wash is complete, transfer the laundry sheet with clothes to dryer. The stripe is heat activated by the dryer to soften and … see full wiki

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1 review about Purex Complete 3-In-One Laundry Sheets

Holy SHEET - Purex gave me a little 3-In-One Help for the dreaded laundry duty!

  • Oct 26, 2009
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Rating:
+4

 

I am going to start out by telling you that I *hate* laundry.  I am the guy who will buy new underwear and socks to delay having to do laundry.  Heck, I’ve bought jeans and shirts to delay doing laundry.  It doesn’t help that I have to traverse 3 floors to get to the laundry room.

I’ve seen commercials for these Purex 3-In-One things, but I wasn’t very hopeful.  For one, I’ve never used Purex brand anything for anything.  I’m an Arm & Hammer man for my laundry soap.  I mean it’s fairly economical and gets the job done and what detergent sounds manlier than ARM AND HAMMER?  Grrrrrrr…..

Today, I was dreading laundry on yet another Sunday and while shopping I noticed the 3-In-One’s on sale so I thought I’d give it a try.

THE THEORY

Remember those three floors of stairs I told you about?  Well not having to lug liquid or powder to the laundry room sounded pretty great.  Also the softener in those little balls adds to the awkward load and contributes to frequent spilling incidents.  Finally, I never want to forget to take down the fabric softener sheets and have to sprint back upstairs and downstairs again.  The Purex 3-In-One gives me one sheet that contains detergent and softener and goes with the laundry into the dryer. 

  • No extra weight to lug
  • No spilling
  • No measuring
  • No forgetting dryer sheets

 

THE PRODUCT

The sheets are like wide and thick dryer sheets.  There is a large blue section with super concentrated detergent in it.  There is also a lighter blue stripe at the top; this is the softener and anti-static that is heat activated to work in the shower.

The instructions say to use one sheet for a normal load or two sheet for an extra large load.

 

THE CHALLENGE

I have three loads going in.  The first one is jeans and darks so we’ll see if the softening works.  The second load has all my colors, mostly shirts.  Softening again will be tested on softer fabrics and we’ll see if things come out bright or dingy.  The 3rd and most difficult load has underwear, socks and workout clothes.  Um hmm…we’ll see if this stuff REALLY cleans.  My soccer t-shirt will certainly be a good measuring stick!


THE RESULTS

Initial Impression:  OK, the sheets were, in fact light in weight and easy to carry down.  NICE…points off the bat!  They smell pretty nice too.  I put them in started up the washer and checked back on the load during the wash cycle.  The detergent does come out of the sheets as evidenced by the suds party going on in the washing machine. 

Post wash:  I took the clothes from the washer and tranferred them to the dryer.  I noticed that the sheets did survive the cycle.  The large dark blue detergent area was emptied out and only the light blue strip remained.  There was a "clean" smell, but not too strong.   I actually would have preferred a stronger smell, but maybe that's coming later...ya know...in the light blue strip.

Post dry:  Well, my wish for more scent didn’t come true.  There is no noticeable scent coming out of the dryer.  The clothes seem to be clean though. 


THE COST & CONCLUSION

I paid $4.99 (regular price $5.99) for 20 loads.  If you’re comparing at home please be sure to add up the cost of detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets.  I think the price is competitive in monetary costs.  In terms of my time and mindset the psychological cost makes it an outstanding bargain.

My only two quips are that I wish there was more scent and if they’re so smart, why do I still have to fold???

UPDATE (August 29, 2010) New Video


P.S.  Here's a little video showing you how the product is used in it's various stages.  

 
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August 29, 2010

*new video posted in the above review and below is how I introduced this product to my www.dalydose.com blog readers.

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“Mt. Everest? Whatever…I tackled Mt. Laundry” –JD

 I found myself in the cleaning aisle of the Pavillions and I knew I was out of laundry supplies.  I would need laundry soap, fabric softener and dryer sheets.  Then out of the corner of my eye, I saw the Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets on sale for $4.99.  That $5 was good for 20 loads or 25 center per load.  What’s one more quarter when I’m paying $1.75 per wash and $1.75 per dry in the laundry room of my building.

Wanna know how it went?  Well, this is my first blog entry consisting mostly of video.  My assignment to myself was to “just get it done”.  It would also be the 1st real test of the Samsung TL210 digital camera’s video capabilities.  

This project was done with:

  • No lights – just the natural light coming in from outside helped with the dining room ceiling light
  • No crew – just me running between being in front of the camera and behind the camera
  • No external audio – just the built-in mic on the camera
 
November 09, 2009
This looks like a pretty cool product! I'm surprised I've never seen it before. I'll have to recommend it to my "clueless bachelor" friends who, unlike you, don't know HOW to do their own laundry ;)
 
October 26, 2009
You make doing laundry sound so... complicated.  Of course, I can't really say much since my laundry apparatus is directly next to my room :P  I've never heard of 3-in-one laundry sheets before, but I might just give it a whirl after I'm out of my regular stuff.

By the way, you should check out this site for a nifty shirt folding technique ;)
August 29, 2010
It's been like 11 months and I still can't figure out that shirt thing!
 
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